Leonard Cheshire Development Centre

Nora Groce Publications

This is a list of publications by Professor Groce. The list is arranged by year. Click on the links below to see publications from a particular year.

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2013 -- 2012 -- 2011 -- 2010 -- 2009 -- 2008 -- 2007 -- 2006 -- 2005 -- 2004 --2003 -- 2002 -- 2001 -- 2000



Groce, N., Rohleder P, Eide AH, MacLachlan M, Mall S, Swartz L. (2013) HIV issues and people with disabilities: a review and agenda for research. Social Science and Medicine. 77:31–40


Wapling, L., Challenger, E., Cole, E., Lang, R.Kett, M.Groce, N. (2013) Research Toolkit for Disabled People’s Organisations: How to undertake and use applied research. London: Leonard Cheshire Disability [link]

Lansdown, G., Groce, N.Deluca, M., Cole, E., Berman-Bieler, R., Mitra, G., Farkas, A., Sabbe, L., Burlyaeva-Norman, A. (2013) Children and Young People with Disabilities: Fact Sheet. New York: UNICEF. [link]

Book Chapters

Groce, N., Bakhshi, P. (2013) Illiteracy among adults with disabilities in the developing world: a review of the literature and a call for action. Chapter 8 in Singal, N. (ed.) Disability, Poverty and Education. Oxford: Routledge.



Groce, N., London, J., Stein MA. (2012). Working Paper 17: Intergenerational Poverty and Disability: The implications of inheritance policy and practice on persons with disabilities in the developing world [online]

Groce, N., Rohleder P, Eide A, MacLachlan M, Mall S, Swartz L. (2012 in press) HIV issues and People with Disabilities: A Review and Agenda for Research. Social Science and Medicine.

Komolafe, MA., Sunmonu, TA., Afolabi, OT., Komolafe, EO., Fabusiwa, FO., Groce, N.Kett, M., Disu, JO., Ajiboye, JK. & Olaniyan, SO. (2012). The social and economic impacts of epilepsy on women in Nigeria. Epilepsy and Behaviour 24(1):97-101 

Novick, G., Sadler, L., Knafl, K., Groce, N. (2012). The Intersection of Everyday Life and Group Prenatal Care for Women in Two Urban Clinics. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 23(2):589-603.

Komolafe, MA., Sunmonu, TA., Fabusiwa, F., Komolafe, EO., Afolabi, O., Kett, M.Groce, N. (2011). Women's perspectives on epilepsy and its sociocultural impact in south western Nigeria. African Journal of Neurological Sciences. Vol 30:2:

Novick G, Sadler L, Knafl K. Groce, N., Kennedy H. (2012). In a Hard Spot: Providing group prenatal care in two urban clinics. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health.

Rydin Y, Bleahu A, Davies M, Davila J, Friel S, DeGrandis G, Groce, N., Hallal P, Hamilton I, Howden-Chapman P, Lai K, Lim JC, Martins J, Osrin D, Ridley I, Scott I, Taylor M, Wilkinson P. (2012). Shaping Cities for Health: complexity and the planning of urban environments in the 21st Century. The Lancet. 6736:12:60-90


Groce, N., Deluca, M., Cole, E. (2012 in press) Fact sheet on Children with Disabilities. New York: UNICEF.

Book Chapters

Groce, N. (2012 in press). Disability, Public Health and Social Injustice. Chapter 8 in Levy, B., Sidel, V. (ed.) Social Injustice and Public Health, 3rd edition


Groce, N., Bailey, N., Lang, R.Trani, J.Kett, M. (2011) 'Water and sanitation issues for persons with disabilities in low- and middle-income countries: a literature review and discussion of implications for global health and international development'. Journal of Water and Health[online]

Komolafe, MA., Sunmonu, TA., Fabusiwa, F., Komolafe, EO., Afolabi, O., Kett, M. Groce, N. (2011). Women's perspectives on epilepsy and its sociocultural impact in south western Nigeria. African Journal of Neurological Sciences 30(2) 

Groce, N., Bakhshi, P. (2011) Illiteracy among adults with disabilities in the developing world: a review of the literature and a call for action. International Journal of Inclusive Education. [online]

Groce, N.Kett, M.Lang, R.Trani, J. (2011) Disability and poverty: the need for a more nuanced understanding of implications for development policy and practice, Third World Quarterly, 32(8):1493-1513 [online]

Hoang D, Sullivan L, Groce, N. (2011 forthcoming) Knowledge and perceptions of HIV-infected patients regarding HIV transmission and treatment in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health.

Lang, R.Kett, M.Groce, N.Trani, J. (2011 in press) Implementing the United Nations Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities: principles, implications, practice and limitations. ALTER-European Journal of Disability Research. [online]

Montgomery, M., Desai, MM., Groce, N., Elimelech, M. (2011) Relationship between distance to social gathering facilities and risk of trachoma for households in rural Tanzanian communities, Social Science and Medicine, 73:1-5. [online]

Shuval K, Harker K, Roudsari B,  Groce, N., Mills B, et al. (2011) Is Qualitative Research Second Class Science? A Quantitative Longitudinal Examination of Qualitative Research in Medical Journals. PLoS ONE Feb 24;6(2):e16937. [online]

Shuval K, Massey Z, OCaughy M, Cavanough B, Pillsbury C, McGruder L, Groce, N.(2011 in press) ‘I Live by Shooting Hill’: Perceptions of Conflict and Violence among Urban Youth Participating in Violence Prevention Programs in New Haven, Connecticut. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.

Trani, J., Browne, J., Kett, M., Bah, O., Morlai, T., Bailey, N., Groce, N. (2011 forthcoming) 'Access to health care, reproductive health and disability: a large scale survey in Sierra Leone', Social Science & Medicine [online]


Groce, N. (2011), Persons with Disabilities and the Millennium Development Goals. New York: UN DESA. [online]


Groce, N. (2011) 'Disabled Children: The Missing 10%'. April 6th. Save the Children Headquarters, London. 

Groce, N. (2011) 'Medical Anthropology and Global Health: Applying research to practice'. 6th May. St. Andrews University. 



Bailey, N., Groce, N. (2010) Working Paper 12: Water and Sanitation Issues for Persons with Disabilities in Low and Middle Income Countries: A literature review and discussion of implications for Global Health and International Development efforts [online]

Clark, C., Silverman, J., Shahrouri, M., Everson-Rose, S., Groce, N. (2010). The Role of the Extended Family in Women's Risk of Intimate Partner Violence in Jordan. Social Science and Medicine. 70(1):144-151 [online]

Rohleder, P., Swartz, L., Schneider, M., Groce, N., Eide, A. (2010). HIV/AIDS and Organizations in South Africa. AIDS Care. 22(2): 221-227 [online]


Groce,N. (Forthcoming), Persons with Disabilities and the Millennium Development Goals. New York: UN DESA. 

Trani, J.. with Bah, O., Bailey, N., Browne, J., Groce, N. and Kett, M. (2010) Disability in and Around Urban Areas of Sierra Leone. London: Leonard Cheshire Disability [online]



Becker, J., Theodosis, C., Jacob, C., Wira, C., Groce, N. (2009). Surviving Sepsis in Low and Middle Income Countries: New Directions for Care and Research. The Lancet Infectious Diseases 9(9): 577-582. [online]

Costello, A., Abbas, M., Allen, A., Ball, S., Bell, S., Bellamy, R., Friel, S., Groce, N., Johnson, A., Kett, M., Lee, M., Levy, C., Maslin, M., McCoy, D., McGuire, B., Montgomery, H., Napier, D., Pagel, C., Patel, J., Puppim de Oliveira, J.A., Redclift, N., Rees, H., Rogger, D., Scott, J., Stephenson, J., Twigg, J., Wolff, J., Patterson, C. (2009). Managing the health effects of climate change. The Lancet 373(9676): 1693-1733. [online]

Groce, N. (2009). Disability and Global Health. Health Matters (77): 17-19

Groce, N. (2009). Disability, Poverty, Human Rights and the Need for Accurate Data to Promote Action. ALTER - European Journal of Disability Research 3(3): 185-187.[online]

Groce, N., Bakhshi, P. (2009), Working Paper 9: Illiteracy among Adults with Disabilities in the Developing World: An Unexplored Area of Concern. [online]

Groce, N., Kett, M., Lang, R., Trani, J., Bailey, N. (2009), Working Paper 8: The Potential Impact of the Global Economic Downturn on Persons with Disabilities. [online]

Groce, N., Trani, J. (2009). Millennium Development Goals and Persons with Disability. The Lancet. 374(9704): 1800-1801. [online]

Officer, A., Groce, N. (2009). Key Concepts in Disability. The Lancet. 374(9704): 1795-1796

Book Chapters

Groce, N. (2009). Disability, Public Health and Social Injustice. Chapter 8 in Levy, B., Sidel, V. (ed.) Social Injustice and Public Health, 2nd edition


Groce, N., Izutsu, T., Reier, S., Rinehart, W., Temple, B. (2009) Promoting sexual and reproductive health for persons with disabilities: WHO/UNFPA guidance note. Geneva: WHO. [online]



Groce, N. (2008). Review: "Inside Deaf Culture" by Carol Padden and Tom Humphries. American Anthropologist 108(2), 430-431.

Groce, N., Montero, F. (2008). Youth with Disabilities: Habilitation, Rehabilitation and General Health Care. One-in-Ten 26, 16-18

Rutten, A., Levin, L., Stuart, J., Kemer, K., Groce, N. (2008). Social Catalysts in Health Promotion Implementation. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 62(6), 560-565.


Groce, N. (2008), Fifth Review and Appraisal of the World Programme of Action Concerning Disabled Persons. Division for Social Policy and Development; Department of Economic and Social Policy series, New York: UN Secretariat.

Groce, N. (2008), HIV/AIDS and Disability: Guidelines for the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in HIV/AIDS Outreach Efforts. Washington: The World Bank. [English] [Français] [Español] [Português]

Prabu, D., Wingate, M., Butler, J., Canela, J., Groce, N., Hoffman, Y., Jones, A., Koh, H., Nick, G., Roush, R., Rowel, R., Sheyahshe, M., Shultz, J., Siador, C. (2008), 2006-2007 ASPH/CDC Vulnerable Populations Collaboration Group Preparedness Resource Kit. USA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Book Chapters

Groce, N. (2008). "Health Services: Disability and Rehabilitation" in Heggenhougen,K. (ed.) International Encyclopedia of Public Health. Elsevier Publishers.



Groce, N., Ayorla, P., Kaplan, K. (2007). Immunization Status among Disabled Children in Coastal Ecuador: A Pilot Study with Unanticipated Findings. The Journal of Pediatrics 151(2), 218-220.

Groce, N., Yousafzai, A., van der Mass, F. (2007). HIV/AIDS and Disability: a Pilot Survey of HIV/AIDS Knowledge Between Deaf and Hearing Populations, Nigeria. Disability and Rehabilitation 29(5), 367-371.

Neri, S., Bradley, B., Groce, N. (2007). Frequency of HIV Testing Among Persons with Disabilities: Results from the National Health Interview Survey, 2002. AIDS Education and Prevention 19(6)


Groce, N., Mandesi, G. (2007) Collaboration is Key for Inclusive and Accessible HIV/AIDS Outreach for Persons with Disabilities. International Rehabilitation Review. 56(1):29-31.

Book Chapters

Groce, N. (2007). "Martha's Vineyard Deafness" in Bursch,S. (ed.) The Encyclopedia of the Deaf Community.



Groce, N. (2006). Cultural Beliefs and Practices that Influence the Type and Nature of Data Collected on Individuals with Disability through National Census. Research in Social Science and Disability 29(4), 41-55.

Groce, N. (2006). Der kulturelle Kontext von Behinderung. Das Zeichen (Journal for Language and Culture of the Deaf) 74(20), 392-397

Groce, N., Yousafzai, A., Dlamini, P., Zalud, S., Wirz, S. (2006). HIV/AIDS and disability: a pilot survey of HIV/AIDS knowledge among a deaf population in Swaziland. Int J Rehabil.Res. 29(4), 319-324

Groce, N., MacNamara, M., Mawar, R. (2006). Inclusion of HIV/AIDS Messages in Indigenous 'Rite of Passage' Ceremonies: Reaching Young People in Tribal Communities. Culture, Health and Sexuality 8(4), 303-315.


Groce, N. (2006), Reconfiguring the Mozambique Health Service System: The Need to Include Village Based Services and Outreach. Results of Field Study in March 2006 series, Washington: The World Bank.

Groce, N. (2006), Violence Against Disabled Children. Report for UNICEF & United Nations Secretary General's Office. New York: UNICEF/UN Secretariat.

Book Chapters

Groce, N. (2006). "Disability, Public Health and Social Injustice" in Levy,B., Sidel,V. (ed.) Social Injustice and Public Health. Oxford: Oxford University Press.



Groce, N. (2005). HIV/AIDS and Individuals with Disability: Findings from the World Bank/Yale Global Survey. Health and Human Rights 8(2), 215-224.


Groce, N. (2005), Revision of Evaluation and Monitoring Training Course for Field Based Development Personnel to Insure Inclusion of Persons with Disability. Washington DC: The World Bank.

Groce, N. (2005), HIV/AIDS and Disability: What Field Staff Should Know. Bank Notes series, Washington: The World Bank.



Ganotti, M., Kaplan, L., Handwerker, P., Groce, N. (2004). Cultural Influences on Healthcare: Difference in Perceived Unmet Needs and Expectations of Providers by Latino and Euro-American Parents of Children with Special Health Care Needs. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 25(3), 156-165.

Groce, N. (2004). Disabled Adolescents: Rethinking Current and Future Approaches. The Asia Pacific Disability Rehabilitation Journal 27(15(2)), 42-63

Groce, N., Trasi, R. (2004). Rape of Individuals with Disability: AIDS and the Folk Belief of Virgin Cleansing. The Lancet 363(9422), 1663-1664.

Hansen, H., Groce, N. (2004). Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Quarantine in Cuba. JAMA 290(21), 2875.

Yousafzai, A.K., Dlamini, P.J., Groce, N., Wirz, S. (2004). Knowledge, personal risk and experiences of HIV/AIDS among people with disabilities in Swaziland. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research 27(3), 247-251.


Groce, N. (2004), A Population at Risk: HIV/AIDS and Disability: Capturing Hidden Voices. Findings from the Yale/World Bank Global Survey of HIV/AIDS and Disability. series, Washington DC: The World Bank [online]

Book Chapters

Groce, N. (2004). "Martha's Vineyard" in Anderson,Y. (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Disability. New York: Sage

Groce, N. (2004). "Immigrants, Disability and Rehabilitation" in Stone,J. (ed.) Culture and Disability: Providing Culturally Competent Disability Services to Persons Born in Other Countries. New York: Sage.

Groce, N., Gannotti, M. (2004). "Rights of the Disabled" in Yamina,A. (ed.) Derechos Economicos, Sociales y Culturales en America Latina: De la Teoria a la Practica (Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Latin America: From Theory to Practice). Peru: APRODEH, Asociacio Derechos Humanos del Peru



Groce, N. (2003). HIV/AIDS and Persons with Disability: Overlooked and at Grave Risk. The Lancet 361, 1401-1402.


Groce, N. (2003), Adolescents and Youth with Disability: Issues and Challenges. International Policy and Programme Review with Recommendations series, Washington DC: The World Bank.

Book Chapters

Groce, N. (2003). "The Social Context of Disability" in Anderson,Y. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Disability. New York: Sage

Groce, N. (2003). "Coming to Medicine Through Anthropology" in Donaldson,R., Lundgren,K., Spiro,H. (ed.) The Yale Guide to Careers in Medicine and the Health Professions. New Haven: Yale University Press.



Groce, N. (2002), Effectiveness of Traditional and Complementary/Alternative Systems of Medicine: The Need for Conceptual and Methodological Development. Traditional Medicine Division series, Geneva: WHO.

Groce, N. (2002), From Charity to Disability Rights: Global Initiatives of International Rehabilitation, 1922-2002.New York: Rehabilitation International.



Ganotti, M., Groce, N., Handwerker, WP., Cruz,C. (2001). Socio-Cultural Influences on Disability Status in Puerto Rican Children. Physical Therapy 81(9), 1512-1523.

Hanson, H., Groce, N. (2001). From Quarantine to Condoms: The Need for New Responses to the HIV Epidemic in Cuba. Medical Anthropology 19(3), 137-141.


Groce, N., Kaplan, L., Kaplan, J. (2001), Accessible Connecticut: A Guide to Recreation for Children with Disabilities and their Families. Connecticut. New Haven: Yale University Press.



Groce, N., Marks, J. (2000). Eugenics and Anthropology - the Great Ape Projects and Disability Rights. American Anthropologist 102(4), 818-822.

Linnehan, MJ., Groce, N. (2000). Counselling and Educational Interventions for Women with Genital Human Papillomavirus Infection. AIDS Patient Care and STDs 14(8), 439-446.